[Trilinos-Users] Thyra Linear Operator: Define operators with different types input/output

Bartlett, Roscoe A. bartlettra at ornl.gov
Mon Mar 12 12:09:00 MDT 2012


We removed the ability to support mixed scalar types because it massively complicated the software with no real value (at least not in the last 6 years or so).  If you need to support mixed scales types (i.e. real domain and complex range), you can do that by creating your own dual-templated linear operator interface.  If you just copy and paste the files Thyra_LinearOpBase*pp you should be able to create a double-templated interface pretty fast and then create your own concrete subclass.  We may add an extended interface for a dual-templated Thyra Linear Operator interface but we need to have one of our major driving customers that requires this.  There is actually a bit of software in Thyra (both interfaces and some concrete implementations) to help support translating between vectors and multi-vectors of different scalar types that could be used to help implement such software.

Does this sound reasonable?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilinos-users-bounces at software.sandia.gov [mailto:trilinos-users-
> bounces at software.sandia.gov] On Behalf Of Einar Otnes
> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 6:39 AM
> To: trilinos-users at software.sandia.gov
> Subject: [Trilinos-Users] Thyra Linear Operator: Define operators with
> different types input/output
> Dear expert,
> A rather basic question: How would you define an operator in Thyra that
> brings you from a domain with one type to a range with a different type, e.g.
> a real to complex Fourier transform?
> I've found some examples of this for earlier versions of Trilinos where you
> could provide more than one template parameter in
> Thyra::LinearOpBaseWithSolver. With the latest releases, this is not possible
> any longer as there is only one template parameter for the linear operators.
> Any advice?
> Thanks,
> Einar
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